Rumi

Listening

Listening

Listen, and feel the beauty of your separation, the unsayable absence. There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it. Give more of your life…Read more
The Treasure

The Treasure

Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies. The kernel is soft when the rind is scraped off. Oh brother, the place of darkness and cold is the fountain of…Read more
Undressing

Undressing

Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open. Welcome difficulty, as a familiar comrade. Joke with torment brought…Read more
The hurt we embrace

The hurt we embrace

That hurt we embrace becomes joy. Call it to your arms where it can change. A silkworm eating leaves makes a cocoon. Each of us weaves a chamber of leaves…Read more
The Buddhist Sufi

The Buddhist Sufi

Last night my soul asked a question of existence. Why are you upsidedown with flames in your belly? Happy, unhappy, indigo-orange like the sky? Why are you an off-balance wobbling…Read more
new rule

new rule

It's the old rule that drunks have to argue and get into fights. The lover is just as bad: he falls into a hole. But down in that hole he…Read more
The Ocean

The Ocean

Late by myself, in the boat of myself, no light and no land anywhere, cloudcover thick. I try to stay just above the surface, Yet I'm already under and living…Read more
With Passion

With Passion

With passion pray. With passion work. With passion make love. With passion eat and drink and dance and play. Why look like a dead fish in this ocean of God?…Read more
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